Vidtailer giants keep battle heated

Goldsmith, Jill
May 2005
Daily Variety;5/6/2005, Vol. 287 Issue 26, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that Blockbuster Inc. chair-CEO John Antioco said he'd leave the company if not re-elected to the board at the annual shareholders' meeting next week in Dallas. If reelected along with one or two dissident candidates. Antioco will remain on the board but isn't sure if he'll stay on as CEO. Feisty financier Icahn Carl has accused management of botching a deal and questioned other strategic moves. Now, he's putting himself up for a board seat along with longtime Warner Bros, executive Ed Bleier and former BMG Entertainment head Strauss Zelnick, now head of Gotham's Zelnick Media.


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